Community Research

The MA Community Research Plus+ programme is unique in providing students with real time, real-life onthe- job research training in UL Engagesupported community/university collaborative projects (locally and internationally). This innovative cross Current MA options include: MA Community Research + Journalism, Department of English, Irish and Communication or MA Community Research + Development, Department of Politics and Public Administration. MA Community Research + Journalism: Students will to learn vital professional skills including: news and feature writing; broadcasting; multimedia journalism; interviewing; investigative reporting and research methods. The application of these skills across print, broadcast and multimedia journalism is a major part of the course. disciplinary and practice based graduate programme comprises a common 'engaged research and practice' core augmented by disciplinary specific academic training and research.

Current MA options include: MA Community Research + Journalism, Department of English, Irish and Communication or MA Community Research + Development, Department of Politics and Public Administration.

MA Community Research + Development
Students will learn about developmental institutions and supports at national and international level, taking Graduate Seminars in Development and in Peace building. Elective options include modules in: Institutions and policies of the EU; International Cooperation and Conflict; Collaborative Governance and Leadership.

Students taking the MA in Community Research+ may take either of two pathways; MA in Community Research + Journalism or MA Community Research + Development.

MA Community Research + Journalism
Students will to learn vital professional skills including: news and feature writing; broadcasting; multimedia journalism; interviewing; investigative reporting and research methods. The application of these skills across print, broadcast and multimedia journalism is a major part of the course

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a first or second class level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. The University reserves the right to short-list and interview applicants as deemed necessary

Subjects taught

Programme Content: MA in Community Research + Development

Autumn Semester
• Graduate Seminar in Development
• Institutions & Politics of the EU
OR
• Public Administration Theory & Practice
• Engaged Research Design

Spring Semester
• Graduate Seminar in Peach Building
• Graduate Seminar in International Cooperation & Conflict
• Collaborative Governance & Leadership
• Engaged Research Delivery

Summer Semester
• Large-scale student led piece of work e.g. dissertation, portfolio of work
• Engaged Research Evaluation

Programme Content MA in Community Research + Journalism

Autumn Semester
• Journalistic Writing for News
• Professional Skills for Journalism (produce website & print newspaper the Limerick Voice)
• Engaged Research Design

Spring Semester
• Investigating current Issues in Irish Journalism
• Broadcasting & Multi-Media Journalism
• News & Features
• Researching Media
• Engaged Research Delivery

Summer Semester
• Large-scale student led piece of work; e.g. dissertation, portfolio of work
• Engaged Research Evaluation

Programme Content MA in Community Research + Sociology

Autumn Semester

• Choose two modules from:
— The Sociology of Youth and Community
— Practitioner-led workshops on Youth and Community Development management — Urban Sociology and Stratification of place
• Engaged Research Design

Spring Semester

• Take the following two modules:
— Youth Crime
— The Sociology of regeneration: theory, policy and practice
• UP5102 Engaged Research Delivery

Summer Semester
• DISSERTATION
Following the two taught semesters in Autumn and Spring, during the summer students must complete an individual research project in the form of a written dissertation for submission at the end of August.
• Engaged Research Evaluation

Duration

1 year full-time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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